August 20, 2011 (Stateline, Nev.) — Tahoe, America’s favorite lake (USA TODAY, Aug. 2012), offers the juxtaposition of nightlife, headliner-entertainment and gaming with world-class outdoor recreation. South Shore’s MontBleu Resort Casino & Spa (http://www.montbleuresort.com) complements the nation’s leading destination with high marks among readers of the Tahoe Daily Tribune, taking home ten “Best of Tahoe” awards, including best Overall Casino; Steakhouse (Ciera); Place to Stay the Night and Spa Experience (Onsen).
The annual awards are based on a survey by the Tahoe Daily Tribune that asks local readers to name their favorite places, businesses and services around Tahoe South. In addition to four “Best of” accolades, the resort also received six-runner-up awards for Loosest Slots, Live Music Venue, Apres Venue, Chef Jon La Rue, Best Buffet, and Casino with Friendliest Employees.
For Best Overall Casino, elements that factored into the designation include, multiple entertainment venues, gaming and dining options. The hotel itself hosts 440 rooms, most with spectacular lake and mountain views. Suites are designed for conferencing and entertaining, and feature a living area, large screen TV, dining and wet bar and wireless internet access.
For five consecutive years, Ciera Steak + Chophouse has received the AAA Four Diamond award as only recipient within the Tahoe Basin. MontBleu also offers numerous dining options, including, “The Buffet” with a take on the traditional casino favorites at various stations across the line open for dinner Thursday through Monday.
With its live concerts and comedy on stage at the MontBleu Theater, locals who are in-the-know have shown appreciation for MontBleu’s happeningbar/nightclubs, including Blu, Opal and HQ. Whether it’s casual gathering around the “fire and ice” pit at HQ, live music at Blu or cutting loose to renowned DJs that preside over a high-tech dance floor at Opal, guests can have a nightlife that fits all cylinders.
MontBleu is well known for its entertainment offerings with acts like Robin Williams, Tracy Morgan, All American Rejects, Sublime with Rome and Cypress Hill. Tribune readers also noted MontBleu for its gaming and casino experience, which offer a variety of table games, popular slot machines, new on-site Ping-Pong tables along with the favorite Sigma Derby Horse Race machines, where you bet with quarters (not ticket vouchers) for the combination of the fastest two horses as they gallop around the track.
Last but not least, South Lake Tahoe readers also gave top billing to MontBleu’s full-service Onsen Salon and Spa complete with fitness center, saunas, massage, whirlpool baths and eucalyptus steam rooms.